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Feb 8, 2013 4:00pm PST
sumatra, it's not going near major population centers. but yeah, if it hit a city, it would be a huge, huge impact. the truth is we have these things fly by us all the time. not this size but the day could come when we could have a visitor. >> what did you say? how long have they been tracking this one for? >> for more than 2 million miles. spotted way off in space out there, and in fact, you will not be able to see it with your naked eye. but if you had a pretty good telescope, you would be able to see a pinpoint of light passing by on february 15th. >> keep it a pinpoint of light, it never needs to get any closer than that. >> astronomer. >> he's just a magician. >> thank you very much. you can always follow what's going on here in "the situation room" on twitter, tweet me @wolfblitzer. "erin burnett outfront" starts right now. >>> "outfront" next, a monster blizzard slamming the northeast. starting in new york, it's going to be feet, not inches, of snow. plus we're going to go to boston which has been getting pummeled throughout the day. there have been dramatic and draconian actio
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Feb 9, 2013 4:00am PST
force winds and bearing some cities in more than 2 feet of snow. >>> and the manhunt underway in southern california. police say chris dorner is armed and dangerous. first, though, let's keep you updated on the massive blizzard. you have to look at how big this storm really is. check out the image from space, nasa is the one that provides this to us. the storm looks like a hurricane. and it's packing winds like a hurricane, 65 miles per hour or more in some places. that wind when you combine it with heavy snow is knocking out power. this morning, more than 650,000 homes and businesses across nine states now have no electricity and more than half of those are in massachusetts alone. we now know the storm has claimed at least one person's life. police say someone died in a storm-related crash in poughkeepsie, new york, please be careful if you're out traveling. also the storm has caused more than 1,700 flights to be canceled today. and that number is certainly expected to increase. there will be no flights out of boston's logan until at least sunday. it's a similar story at new
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Feb 8, 2013 6:00pm PST
providence, right in front of city hall. there has not been a soul in sight in the last four hours that i have been here. that's how abandoned it is. an emergency vehicle drove up to see if we were doing all right here. i spoke to the governor today. i was with the mayor, i was in the emergency command center tonight, chris. their real concern, they said we know we're going to have power outages. the issue is how many. if the snow doesn't get more dry, if it doesn't get colder, frankly, they're expecting many power outages. they say a prolonged storm is what they fear. not only afterwards do they have the plowing issue. they have the snow removal issue. one thing that makes this very different than 1978, the governor told me that technology today is so much better. i saw the gps they have on their plows now. the technology is so much better that they are able to prepare in advance, get those plows exactly where they need to be, get the cars off the roads in advance, that they're not going to have the same issues. you had 26 deaths here in 1978 during that blizzard. and here you go, anothe
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Feb 8, 2013 8:00pm PST
lot. in south boston, but the reality is some 600 plows have been out throughout the city all night trying to battle this blizzard. throughout the state, you've got about 4,000 pieces of equipment, the national guard numbering about 5,000, who are on the standby when the teeth of the storm hits. just about an hour or so from now. we blizzard like conditions, if you look up the street, you can barely see up the street. simply because you have this powdery like snow which is blowing all over the place and making things very difficult. i just want to give you an example of how cold it is here. in between live shots, i run to my truck which is being buried in the snow drift, but my photographing stays out so you can get live bumps, live pictures of what is going on. let me show you, hand that to my producer. this is hard. he's like the tin man out here. it's trying to -- thanks, bob, for doing that for us. bob the photographer, who is now literally frozen stiff. >> wow. >> you can see he's still out here shooting, giving us an idea of how cold it gets out here. >> amazing job that all o
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Feb 9, 2013 1:00am PST
people died. that is more than 50% of the entire total population who died in new york city during hurricane sandy in october. this borough was devastated. staten island is used to being ignored because it's the smallest borough and it is not being ignored anymore. they're doing a great job of clearing this street so looks like they've had about 8 to 10 inches. the winds haven't been that heavy compared to connecticut, massachusetts and rhode island and a lot of people here who were anxious before this are breathing a sigh of relief. right here you can see there were many houses in this block that were destroyed. this was a house when hurricane sandy came through and no longer is. it is rubble. the house right next door was heavily damaged and people have been busily repairing it hoping to move in this week. it looks like they won't be able because they were afraid of the blizzard and hope to move in monday they were telling us. they've had a lot of tough times lately. they're very grateful at this point it doesn't appear the storm is as serious in this particular area as they thou
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Feb 8, 2013 6:00am PST
. indra petersons reporting live from boston this morning. now to new york city where wind gusts of 50 miles per hour could cut power to thousands. foot of snow and coastal flooding also predicted. this blizzard on the exact same path as superstorm sandy, that could mean more misery for people still trying to recover from that storm. alison kosik is at columbus circle in manhattan. what is new york doing to prepare? >> reporter: right now we certainly are feeling a nice steady flow of snow coming down and not really sticking except for one or two snowballs we're making on the side here. you look out here, everybody's going to work as usual just like a normal bad weather day. everybody knows what's coming later and that's the tricky point. new york city mayor michael bloomberg is concerned about the cleanup because the storm is expected to really hit around rush hour when everybody's trying to get home, that could make it difficult for those salt spreaders and those plows to get through the streets but also extra trains are coming out for those who live on long island, the lirr is addin
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Feb 9, 2013 5:00am PST
the city of providence, the state of rhode island is trying to deal with this morning. that is massive power outages, wet, thick snow falling on trees, on power lines. it means about nearly 200,000 homes here in rhode island are without power. that is what they're dealing with at this hour. some good news, some of those bridges out to places like newport, rhode island, have reopened. they closed late last night because of these sustained 58-mile-per-hour wind gusts we were getting. those have reopened. i-95, that huge interstate through massachusetts, connecticut, rhode island still closed, though. roads here in providence closed a's well since 5:00 eastern right now. illegal to be out driving on them. stay home. even though it looks better, stay home. we had a chance last night to hang out with this guy, let's bring him into the picture, colonel pete gaynor, who heads emergency transportation. snow plows, gps tracking their every move. you were up all night. give us a sense of the situation now here in providence and broader rohode island. where does it stand? >> it's been a long nigh
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Feb 9, 2013 12:00am PST
of newark? >> the conditions are worsening. walked through all five wards of the city and checked on the crews and the conditions on the street. a lot of stranded cars now. a lot of people out that shouldn't be. so it's very perilous out there and people need to understand that. stay indoofrs and hunker down for the night. conditions will be bad throughout the morning tomorrow. this is not time to take this lightly. very dangerous conditions, especially around motor vehicle accidents. and we areal also on alert for possible power outages in newark if the wind starts to pick up. i'm grateful for the hundreds of workers we have out there from law enforcement to folks plowing and salting streets. a lot of work ahead. >> as the sun will begin to rise in a couple of hours is when, as you mentioned, we will get a better chance to see the damage done. hopefully the streets are cleared. first responders can get out and about. what's the biggest challenge, you think, come tomorrow morning? >> i think it is the mess and getting rid of this from our streets. and hopefully people will stay in
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Feb 8, 2013 1:00pm PST
providence, rhode island. rare that you see a car going by. almost every business, city hall, everything is closed here, just like in massachusetts, the governor in connecticut also having that 4:00 ban on any cars and i wouldn't be surprised if it happens here very soon as well. i want to take you on our journey getting here. we just arrived here. it took us over five hours to get here from new york city, a trip that really shouldn't take any more than three hours. along the way, very slow going, light traffic. lots of snow plows but also some very serious accidents. we saw a jackknifed tractor-trailer that ran right into the median. we saw a huge semi that just fell off the side of the highway. we took a picture of that for you guys. that was consistent all the way up here. if you head up to maine, i want to show you some pretty dramatic video in maine. a 19-car pileup in maine. bottom line, the governor saying not a time for sightseeing, not a time for playing around. this is very, very serious. in 1978, 27 inches of snow, 26 deaths. they think this storm could be as bad or worse and
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Feb 8, 2013 11:00pm PST
on the streets, you see cabs. not so much right now, huh? >> new york city, right? the city that never sleeps. this is a city that is in the middle of a deep slumber. when was the last time you saw the streets practically empty. look at the circle, columbus circle, practically empty. a couple cabs, maybe a snow plow if you're lucky, maybe a city bus. empty. it's like a white christmas today. isn't it? a winter wonderland. it is cold, i'll tell you that, but it's snowing and it's a quiet snow. not much wind going on. so really kind of a calm overhang on this evening in the middle of the night. the snow, though, is continuing to pile up. what i find interesting, though, is i really haven't seen many snow plows go by and the city has promised they were on patrol as of 7:00 tonight. perhaps they're in the boroughs in the neighborhoods making their way through. one interesting difference to this year, though, different from the blizzard that hit here in 2010, the city's kind of learned about it, learned from its mistakes, they have got kind of, brooke, a gps tracker of where the snow plows are. so
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Feb 8, 2013 11:00am PST
new york city. not a hurricane, but we will have hurricane winds with this coming up, brooke. >> i'm coming back to you. we'll talk about the dense northeast, tens of millions of people, many of whom lived through sandy. first, the good news. skiers who planned trips right before the valentine's day weekend here, those folks, you called it right. as we look at these pictures from maine, do keep in mind those winds are going to whip. and before this thing is over, you will have zero visibility, snow blowing sideways, deep, deep drifts, that sort of thing. want to talk about boston. look at this. this is -- you can't see it, it is fenway park. you'll recognize fenway if there wasn't snow and ice on the lens of this camera. snow started there right around 9:30 this morning. and we're hearing boston could break its all time snow record. the all time record set in either 1978 in that deadly winter storm, blamed for dozens of deaths, or more recently in 2003. take your pick. 27 inches each time. boston, right now, is under a snow emergency. no on street parking. schools are closed. publi
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Feb 8, 2013 9:00am PST
covering the major storm from all angles. we'll begin with the city that will get hit first, that is new york. alison kosik, do we understand if they're prepared? lost her. we'll go to susan candiotti in boston, another place the storm is hitting. we know there will be a lot, a lot, a lot of snow. are they ready? >> reporter: to put it bluntly, i think they are, we certainly hope they are. the city hopes bostonians are. certainly they and new englanders are used to huge nor'easters and blizzards like this. 35 years ago, you had the storm of '78, when they had more than 27 inches. this could rival those record amounts. we'll have to see what happens. but as of now, noontime is zero hour. a snow emergency has gone into effect and now people are being told that's it, get off the streets. if your car is there, it's going to ghettet towed. so certainly if take you a look at the store shelf, they are empty. it is clear that people have been fwg out within the last 24, 48 hours since these warnings began. buying all kinds of essential supplies, including nonperishable foods, water, batteries fl
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Feb 8, 2013 8:00am PST
compared to the great blizzard of 1978, if you can believe that. that is when the city is literally shutting down after a monster storm. what are we watching here. shoppers, gas station lines. folks who will be hitting the stores, hitting their neighborhoods trying to hunker down if they can for the weekend. right now it's a bad time to get around. more than 3,000 flights have already been canceled. that is for friday and saturday going into the weekend. we are watching boston as well. there are a lot of requirements, of course, to make sure that people are safe. as well as hospitals, getting around. and so they are requiring that all the vehicles get off the roads by 12:00 noon. we are also watching some real changes in the public transportation system. the public rail stopping at 3:30, we understand, this afternoon. there are already folks getting out there. you can imagine the officials. you can imagine the resources, the technology, the equipment that they are putting out onto the roads. 600 snow removers are out there already in place for this monster storm that is expected all
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Feb 9, 2013 2:00am PST
% of new york city but had more than half the deaths from hurricane sandy, 23 people died here. there are still an estimated 1400 people who are homeless. i was here three months ago because so many homes were damaged. this right here was a home. and you can see it is rubble and it has stayed rubble. this next door was heavy di damaged however they're rebuilt it. the family that rebuilt was hoping to move in but because of the blizzard they had to stop the work. there was so much concern in staten island because of what happened three months ago, just a couple of blocks away from here. a woman had her two children. her car was blown offer the road and she couldn't hold on to them. they found them later, 2 of the 23 that died and there still is to this day but as a matter of fact across the street you see that tent, people aren't living in that tent. it has been put up to provide hot feels for homeless people. when this started there were people who were homeless from sandy having luncheon side that tent. there's a great sense of relief that the blizzard wasn't as bad as it was
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Feb 27, 2013 2:00am PST
: this is st. peter's square in the vatican city, the spiritual and governing seat of the roman catholic church. and it's here that tens of thousands of pilgrims gather to a wait the election of a new pope. and it's here behind me just in the corner in the vatican sistine chapel that the new pontiff is chosen. the sistine chapel was designed to be the papal chapel, one of the world's most famous balance riss. galleries. and it's here that the conclave of cardinals is held. 115 cardinals are expected to gather to invoke the holy spirit for assistance before electing a pope by secret ballot. they're cut off from the outside world will choose a leader. during the period of conclave, the cardinals will be staying in accommodation just over there. they will be pussed in. and on the first day of conclave, eligible cardinals may hold a vote. if there is no result, on subsequent days they will vote twice in the morning and twice in the afternoon. until someone receives a vote of two-thirds plus one. since the cardinals meet in isolation, the only way the public knows about the proceedings is one of the
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Feb 4, 2013 1:00pm PST
." -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >>> but we begin in new orleans. a city deeply embarrassed by the power blackout that interrupted potentially could have changed the course of the super bowl. this is much more than a sports story. it's raising very serious questions about the city's readiness to host big events. cnn's brian todd is in new orleans for us. he's got the very latest on this investigation on what happened during that blackout. brian, what are you learning? >> reporter: wolf, learning some incremental things about the investigation. how it's proceeding, how they're looking into it. and what's interesting is the two entries responsible for handling the power and electricity to the superdome, they're the ones handling it. at various times over the past less than 24 hours since this happened, both of them have said they essentially didn't do anything wrong. this was a dramatic event. starting right as the third quarter got under way in the superdome last night. we've got video of the lights going out. we've got the video of cbs sports which in tandem with showtime was doing a beh
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Feb 8, 2013 5:00pm PST
of the snow is east of new york city. everywhere you see pink through here, that's a foot of snow or more, and the purple is 20 to 30 inches of snow. that's from portland, maine, to boston, to providence, that's still to come. you already have 6 on the ground. there's plus 20. that's still a good snowfall. albany, you'll see about 6 to 10 more. down toward new york city, it appears you're almost in this dry area where there will be 8 to your north, 4 to your south, but not a lot more to come still in the city compares to what is on long island, over a foot still to come here. and this is the danger zone, just snowing everywhere out here. it's coming down in buckets because at the low comes through here, its closest position is going to be to boston, not new york city. that's why snow is not going to be as heavy in the city as in boston because the low is much closer there. then by tomorrow afternoon, literally, this thing is gone. saturday, 4:00, 5:00, the snow is completely over. only the wind is left. erin. >> what's the bottom line? there have been competing models. someone said the eu
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Feb 9, 2013 3:00am PST
, welcome. we are standing in the middle of providence, rhode island. this is right in front of city hall. and i haven't seen more than two people here in, i guess since about 5:00 eastern last night. i want to show you what's happening at the end of the block because an hour ago we couldn't see the end of the block and now we can. we're seeing it's getting clearer here, we're not seeing those massive wind gusts, things seem to have turned the corner here, but now the big concern is what do you do about all the homes without power? 187,000 and counting. that's the number as of 6:00 a.m. eastern of homes in rhode island without power and the power company national grid facing a very big uphill battle here. that is a very big portion of the population of rhode island. if you look relatively speaking, it's the hardest hit in terms of how many people without power relatively speaking here. why did that happen? all last night it was relatively warm. so the snow was wet and heavy and fell on those power lines, trees knocked them out. i spent last night talking to the governor, the state, the ma
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Feb 9, 2013 7:00am PST
cities in more than two feet of snow. >>> on the west coast, the manhunt underway for a suspected cop killer in southern california. police say christopher dorner is armed and dangerous. >>> then in chicago, there is the memorial for an honors student by the name of hadiya pendleton. she was gunned down there just a week after performing at president obama's inauguration. >>> first, to that blizzard. cnn crews covering the story from about every angle you can imagine. some have been knee deep in the snow. some have actually been in the snow. our coverage spans atlanta to new york to rhode island. and that's where we begin this morning. poppy harlow is in downtown providence where it is a tad chilly. good morning. >> reporter: just a tad chilly. good morning you to, marty. good morning, everyone. thank you for joining us on this saturday morning. what was treacherous here in providence rhode island overnight has turned beautiful. a snowy, white, downtown providence. still pretty bare. a lot of people not yet coming out of their homes. all of the roads in rhode island under the directio
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Feb 8, 2013 7:00pm PST
you think the city's response has been so far to the blizzard? >> it's been great. they have given us a lot of notice and the signs on the highways and the emergencies on the internet and other signs across the city. it's been -- they have prepared us well. >> i know you guys also stocked up on supplies. earlier, some of the supermarkets in the city were running out of milk, running out of bread. i think you have plenty of other types of supplies to keep you busy. >> we might have other supplies to keep us busy, but we are also, you know, do have supplies and water and things like that. but you know, we are trying to realize that we will be here for the weekend and trying to make sure we have everything that will keep us sustainable through that time period. >> they were telling me earlier, anderson, they hadn't seen snow like this in a few years? >> long time. >> a few years, gut obviously, we still have a lot more to go before the night is over. >> jason, we'll be checking with you. we'll be on the air for two hours and more coverage after that, so all night long. a short drive down
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Feb 10, 2013 3:00am PST
morning city and they just dump the snow in the hudson river. so we'll see what they did decide to do in boston. indra peterson, thank you so much and welcome aboard to cnn here for us in boston this morning. >>> good news if you're trying to get out of the northeast. all major airports are up and running today after more than 2,000 flights across the nation were canceled yesterday according to flight aware tracking. more than 5,000 have been canceled the entire weekend. that might mean some longer than usual wait times today. so bring a book. and a lot of patience. >>> power crews are working to restore electricity to some 400,000 people across nine states. massachusetts and rhode island were hit the hardest. >>> more than two dozen people will be waking up in a long island walmart this morning. road conditions became too dangerous for shoppers to leave during the blizzard, so walmart allowed them to stay. i guess they probably have plenty of things to eat and certainly tooth brushes. one customer said she threw in the towel after spending at least seven hours trying to drive just tw
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Feb 9, 2013 8:00am PST
, connecticut. winds are slamming cities including providence, rhode island, and boston. we'll take you live across the region ahead. >>> she is the newest face in the war on gun violence. today, n chicago, a 15-year-old hadiya pendleton will be buried. among her mourners, first lady michelle obama. pendleton was shot in the back and killed just days after she marched in the president's inaugural parade. >>> in los angeles, police are suddenly the targets of a man who used to wear the uniform. billboards are up as law enforcement agencies in three states hunt a former l.a. cop that's accused of killing an officer and threatening others. he says that he wants revenge on those who cost him his job. >>> police at the grammys will be on guard for their own safety since dorner's threats, but the show will go on. and a new name and suddenly a grammy favorite, singer frank ocean, had has surfaced. he has racked up six nominations including new artist of the year and album of the year. >>> the blizzard is still dumping snow across the northeast. some areas of connecticut are seeing as much as three
CNN
Feb 8, 2013 9:00pm PST
knicks basketball team, they had been scheduled to fly back home, back to new york city after tonight's game in minneapolis. they are stuck in minnesota tonight because of this blizzard. it is dumped already several inches of snow on the city. there is much more to come here before in the overnight hours. i want to go to ellison's standing out there in manhattan. it looks a little calmer. it looks nice. >> reporter: you are looking at an impromptu snowball fight. started out with about ten people. the bars are getting out and everyone is rushing down the street running through it. the plows broken up and the fire department broke it up and they were serenaded with snowballs as well. having a lot of fun as best they can. >> serenaded by snowballs. i see a car and i know you have been driving around. we were talking earlier, with the governor, deval parick, in forcing a travel ban. you could not be on the roads after 4:00. what is the deal? why am i seeing cars? >> there are basically a few cars here and there but they are usually following emergency vehicle plows or people with plows o
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Feb 1, 2013 11:00am PST
in the shadows with a secret agenda. here in cairo, in alexandria, the cities along the suez canal and cities in the delta as well, we're seeing large demonstrations. and, of course, in cairo, becoming quite violent, this really does seem to be shaking the foundations of the government of mohamed morsi, who has come out and said that the security forces will act decisively to put down and protect the government institutions, he's blaming the opposition for allowing these demonstrations to happen. but what appears fairly apparent is that he doesn't seem to have much control over what is going on in the streets of cairo and other egyptian cities. >> ben, stand by. jim clancy, my question to you, what has the muslim brotherhood, what has president morsi said so far. you hear ben talking about the people want them out. they elected him. >> well, a majority of them elected him and some of them are very angry and they regret that election. i think what president morsi display done right is to pull his own supporters off the streets, to prevent things from getting any worse. to prevent them from get
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Feb 9, 2013 4:00pm PST
all over new england, while new york city and long island missed the big one, take a look at this snow bank. this is wallingford, connecticut and that is 44 inches of snow. at one point snow was coming down at 4-5 inches per hour. let me show you boston now. 21 inches of snow accumulated there. it's tapering off now as the storm heads to sea. but live now to boston, and cnn's jason carol. jason, the story that you are telling is a tragic one, this is emerging from the storm. a little boy who was just helping his dad shovel snow. what happened? >> well, like so many little boys and little girls that came out today to help their parents dig out from the snow. we saw it on this street, and that is how the day started for a father and his 12-year-old son. they headed out at 11:30 this afternoon, went to clear off the snow off the car. dig out the car, they got the passenger side free. the 12-year-old boy got cold like children do, he hopped in the car to stay warm. what the father did not know is that the tail pipe was clogged with snow, the boy became overcome with carbon monoxide, at a c
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Feb 22, 2013 1:00pm PST
transportation system could be just weeks away. >> flights to major cities, like new york, chicago, san francisco, and others could experience delays up to 90 minutes. >> it's all part of how the transportation department says they will have to deal with the looming budget cuts. >> to likely close more than 100 air traffic control towers at airports with fewer than 150,000 flight operations per year. >> that means smaller airports across the nation, places like boca raton, florida, joplin, missouri, will see their air traffic control towers shut down. >> what does this mean for you? if they have fewer people in these towers, they can't keep up with the pace of takeoffs or landings and that may mean fewer flights which could mean higher ticket prices. and that's not all. a representative for the air traffic controller worries about the impact. >> it's hard to see how it's not going time pact safety in terms of the efficiency and safety of the system. so we're very concerned how that's going to play out. >> but the transportation department insists these cuts will not impact safety, after the furlo
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Feb 9, 2013 2:00pm PST
, snow up towards the 3 foot level. new york city's airports resumed their services, but there's an airport here in connecticut. it's not getting -- it is still a mess. we're still -- defy con 5 in terms of the plowing. it has been a very, very difficult situation here, brianna. >> that's right. maybe the only saving grace, it happened on a weekend. but this is certainly something as you mentioned, ashleigh, will take days to recover from. thanks for that. >>> mean time, that urgent dragnet now in the mountains east of los angeles for a rogue ex cop with a vendetta against the lapd. christopher dorner's alleged killing spree began last sunday in irvine, where two people were shot and killed. one of them, the daughter of a police officer. dorner apparently then went to san diego for a couple days, and visited the naval base there. his wallet was found at the san diego airport. early thursday morning, he shot three cops allegedly. one in corona, two in riverside, one of them later died. thursday afternoon, dorner's burning truck was found near big bear lake in the san bernardino
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Feb 22, 2013 2:00am PST
, kansas, not nashville, tennessee. in kansas city, they picked up 9.2 inches of snowfall. you can still see it for areas like nebraska, minnesota and into wisconsin. chicago, you've picked up about .81 inches of snowfall. that's welcomed but still not a lot. looking at a wintry mix from this last storm system, bringing some of that through to west virginia, ohio, and down through the south our other story is going to be flooding. we'll talk more about that flooding over the next couple of days. see these numbers up towards areas like in minnesota, three inches of snow. down toward regions like tennessee, even into georgia, we're going to see potentially three to six inches of rainfall. you see a line of storms moving through and this is going to continue to pile up. and this means worry going to be dealing with a flood threat over the next couple of days. there's also a chance for some winter weather to move through parts of the northeast. it looks like some new watches and advisories were just issued. it looks like in some locations we could pick up about six inches of snowfall. some l
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Feb 7, 2013 2:00am PST
to a pipe in his basement. kansas city police responsing to a chip from the missouri children's hotline found a 17-year-old boy locked up, appearing frail and hungry. the special needs teen told police he had been locked down there by his parents since september. according to a neighbor, the mother had been telling people that the boy had been out of town. after witnessing prior abuse, neighbors expected something was wrong. >> there were a couple times i came over here after school and he was sleeping on her front porch because they wouldn't let him in the house. it was sad. we cried a lot yesterday. >> three adults are in custody. the boy is in the care of the state now. >>> the boy scouts organization says it needs more time on whether to lift its ban on day troop and scout leaders. they were expected to vote on that proposal yesterday to allow local scout groups to make their own policies, but a decision was put off until the annual meeting in may. the scouts said it was due to the complexity of the issue. >> that will only ramp up the controversy surrounding the issue. >>> a baseba
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Feb 9, 2013 11:00am PST
with some cities getting more than three feet of snow. 650,000 customers across the region lost power. and they're right in the storm zone. that is straight ahead as we go there. >>> first lady michelle obama is back in chicago, not far from the obama family home. she's there for the funeral of 15-year-old heidial pendal done the student shot and killed in a chicago park just days after performing at the ez's inauguration. police are offering a $40,000 reward for information. >>> and near houston, texas, police say one person was injured at an explosion this morning at an industrial plant. the facility houses a mix of gases such as nitrogen and hydrogen. it started a fire that filled is the area with heavy smoke. >>> in los angeles is, police are back using helicopters to find the ex-cop they accuse of killing three people already. one of those who was shot dead a police officer. billboards are showing christopher dorner's face. he says he wants revenge on those he believes cost him his job. we'll show you exclusive video of dorner during his days at the police academy. >>> don't expe
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Feb 17, 2013 11:00am PST
. the president's enjoying a golfing weekend with friends in palm city, florida. obama is playing at a posh resort owned by jim crain. no word yet on the president's score. we'll get you that. >>> president obama's ideas, certainly he's trying to drum up a lot of support around the country, but the main support he needs is in the house and senate to make it all happen. right now there's little agreement with republicans on how to cut the budget to avoid massive automatic cuts come march 1st. senator republicans have held up the confirmation of the president's choice for defense secretary. cnn contributor and former white house special adviser van jones joins me from washington, alex stewart, spokesman for former republican presidential candidate rick santorum is in little rock, arkansas. both of you thanks for being here today. so much to talk about, so much focus on the budget cuts. we've heard the doom and gloom scenario what could happen, everything from meat inspections to tsa security checkpoints, all of that could be impacted. why is this so hard to get done, and alison, i'm going to start w
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Feb 7, 2013 6:00pm PST
. if it's all snow, that's 20 to 30 inches of snow for you. new york city is not going to get all of that. there's going to be some rain that falls down. even though the potential is there for 30 inches, it isn't going to happen because for a while tomorrow afternoon, it's going to rain. here's basically the worst scenario of the two models. this one does believe they're going to collide and make one big storm. 14 for new york city, but 34 in boston, 34 in portland. and then all of a sudden, piers, you have winds of 60. we're never going to see 16 inches in albany. it will be a 6 foot drift over the ground as the wind blows the snow everywhere. >> and for those of us like me, chad, woo have an early morning flight out of here to england, what are the chances of any flights getting out tomorrow? >> what day would that fly be? >> tomorrow morning. >> there are still planes in. and that's the good news. planes are still getting into new york. they're going to want to get all those planes out. so that would be good for you because they don't want those planes sitting there with 30 inches of s
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Feb 7, 2013 9:00pm PST
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Feb 9, 2013 10:00am PST
are digging out today. connecticut, not boston, as predicted, was hit hardest with some cities getting more than 3 feet of snow. 65,000 customers across the region, they are without power. we're live in the storm zone and have a report straight ahead. >>> in chicago, first lady michelle obama is attending the funeral of a 15-year-old honor student and band majorette who was killed about a mile from the obamas' family home. hadiya pendleton was shot and killed while she and friends were trying to escape rain by seeking shelter in a children's park. the shooting happened just days after the teenager who always had a smile performed at the president's inauguration. a $40,000 reward is offered for information leading to an arrest. >>> he's considered armed and very violent. in los angeles, police are heading back up to into the air using helicopters to find the ex-cop they accuse of killing three people already. one of them is a police officer who dorner allegedly ambushed. billboards are up all over the place showing christopher dorner's face. he says that he wants revenge on those who unfairl
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Feb 28, 2013 10:00am PST
with the government. where you don't feel it is in major cities where you don't realize they rely on transfer payments from the government, which will be cut. last year in 2012 we thought the economy was growing at a rate of 2.5%. now we find out it was growing at 0.1%. it's unclear 9 out of 10 people on the street will actually know that's the case. so, you could have a big swing in economic growth and unless it's affecting you, you won't know it. but there are definitely going to be people -- 750,000 jobs over the course of this thing may be lost as a result of it. so, you'll see it, you'll feel it. it just depends on how much of the rest of the economy is going fast enough to offset the damage. that is a big unknown right now. >> jake, quickly here, the point of the meeting tomorrow between the president and those in congress? >> to try to come up with solutions, $85 billion in deficit reduction, whether that's through spending cuts or tax increases or some combination of both. and i think the white house is hoping that the added pressure of meeting on the day the cuts start taking effect will forc
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Feb 7, 2013 4:00am PST
. >> this is a shocking, shocking discovery out of kansas city, missouri. a teenager found chained to a pipe in the basement by his own parents. local police found the 17-year-old after responding to a tip from a neighbor who suspected he was being abused. the special needs teen told police he had been locked up down tlp since september. casey wine is live for us in kansas city, missouri. casey, what do we know about this? >> reporter: well, we know this is a very horrific incident, according to the police report, hard to imagine that a 17-year-old young man, apparently a mentally challenged young man would be locked in a basement and handcuffed for much of the time to a steel pole since september. now, let me show you where this took place. you can see the house behind me. down at ground level you can see that sliver of light. that is the basement where the police report says they found this 17-year-old teen handcuffed to a steel support pole. they say when they found him, he was on the ground in a fetal position and they said that the first words he spoke to them were "i didn't do anything
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Feb 9, 2013 1:30pm PST
. and looking at these cars here in this neighborhood, and throughout the city, you can see how easy that could happen. unfortunately, the young boy became overcome by carbon monoxide. they brought him outside of the car. the young boy was unresponsive. neighbors and paramedics tried to revive the boy. he went into cardiac arrest. and unfortunately a short time later, once he got to hospital, he was pronounced dead. incredibly tragic story and also a reminder, even though the storm has passed, there are still potentially dangerous situations that still remain behind the storm. and, in fact, i reached out to the mayor's office just about an hour and a half ago. the mayor's office releasing a statement saying, in part, the news of this tragic accident is a sad reminder that the danger of the storm is not over. our hearts go out to the family and their friends who are learning of this tremendously sad accident. and the mayor's office also putting out reminders, reminding people as they're coming out like you see in this neighborhood here, to clear out their cars. a lot of people willing to come ou
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Feb 1, 2013 1:00pm PST
killed when a blast tore through the company's headquarters in mexico city. more than 100 people were injured. crews are combing through the rubble looking for anyone who may still be trapped. >>> president obama is losing another cabinet member. steven chu plans to resign in a few weeks. the noble prize recipient has been a leading candidate for energy alternatives. a solar company went bankrupt after receiving federal financing. chu says he wants to return to teaching. president obama thanked him for his, quote, dedicated service. >>> take a look at this. the 2012 elections all told, spent $7 billion. that's according to the federal election commission. and that amount, in case you're wondering, is equal to 28 787 boeing planes or 70 private islands or how about this, 50 billion polio vaccines. if you think that amount of money is a lot, well, it is expected to rise in the future. were you surprised by that number, wolf? $7 billion? >> that's not just for the presidential races. it's for senate races, candidate races, all of the races. >> but that's a huge sum that we're talking abo
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Feb 8, 2013 10:00pm PST
cabs. >> there are normally so many cabs. >> this is new york city, friday night. there's no one out. it's desolate, a ghost town. people are staying in tonight excep for the snow plow coming our way. i'm going to step out of the way, ken, so you don't get run over. it's like a ghost town. it is kind of eerie. it's also kind of nice. it's a winter wonderland. and how often do you have new york where it's so quiet except for the snow plow going by, you could almost hear a pin drop. >> good to see he's keeping the sidewalks there at time warner center clean. thank you. we'll come back to you. i want to bring in chad myers here as we sit in the weather center. briefly, let's just get a recap on what happened, long island expressway. people trapped. what more do you know? >> if you look at the map behind me, up to new york has 22 inches of snow. this is suffolk county. you talk about islip and all the way to montauk. we knew this area was getting pounded by snow. that's where the slow-down, we know cars were stopped on the freeway, and even the fire department couldn't get them because t
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Feb 7, 2013 6:00am PST
battery fires on dreamliner. >>> to a disturbing story out of kansas city, missouri, a teenager is removed from his home after being found hand cuffed in the base. . he told police he'd been hand cuffed since september. now the teen's father, brother and older stepmother are being questioned. casey wian is live. >> reporter: good morning, carol. this is where it happened in this home right behind me. you can see there's a small window there nearly at ground level and that's where police say that 17-year-old boy was handcuffed to a steel support pole, basically handcuffed nearly around the clock since september. the boy told police according to the police report that he was let off of his handcuffs about three times a day for meals and to go to the bathroom. other than that, he was chained inside that basement four months. the father pulled him out of school back in september. police say that the boy appeared very, very fragile, very, very malnourished, his cheeks were sucked in, and they said that he had sort of a desperate, vacant look in his eyes. when police went downstairs into that ba
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Feb 17, 2013 1:00pm PST
is enjoying a golfing weekend with friends in palm city you florida. he is also playing with jim crane and democratic supporter and owner of the posh resort where they are playing. to top it off, the president got a golf lesson from tiger's former coach. >>> president obama laid out his plan for his second term and could you call it a big wish list but vel to get past the two big hurdles in front of him first acres voiding automatic across-the-board budget cuts coming in two weeks and getting the defense secretary nominee confirmed. candy crowley is ankle over "state of the union" and with us from washington. candy, i want to play a clip from your show this morning. when you asked new york democratic senator xhuk shum ber those $85 billion in cuts. take a listen. >> well, here's what i think. i think that democrats have the high ground, both substantively and politically and we will win on this issue. why? it is very simple. the republicans proposed devastating cuts. >> now, candy, both side agree that these cuts would be devastating. how are they gonna come to some middle ground in ti
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Feb 18, 2013 8:00am PST
's something that new york cops can do, that's some what happens in the city here. but, paul, can a deli do that? can they stop and frisk you? >> well, yes and no. if sthey suspect that you're a shop lifter, there's rules that they can detain you until police arrive on the scene. they thought he was a shop lifter, patting him down until the cops got there. it's pretty stupid by a low-end employee and i think the store is going to be embarrassed by that. >> one of the things we'll never know, we don't know, the state of mind of the employee here. how can you really ever prove when it was a honest mistake or some kind of racial profiling? paul? >> you know, done prove that. and forest whitaker would have to start a whole lawsuit. and he played idi amin. he's a tough guy. i think he can survive this incident. >> given the gentleman that he is, he didn't even want to call the authorities for fear of having that employee lose his job. what a guy, huh? but it happens every day. it sheds a big light on it and sh-t shouldn't happen. because of this, perhaps it will happen less. >> would it be worth
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